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Windows 7: Is my pc on it's way out??

22 May 2014   #1
Tousdae

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 
Is my pc on it's way out??

I've had an idea for a couple of months now that my pc is on the way out. It shuts down by itself, when sleeping it'll wake in a few minutes, run a few minutes then shut down again .. only to repeat repeat the process. So I've been shutting it down instead, scared. I have shut down the pc and hear the fans still running. I had to unplug it to completely shut it down. Tonight ... or maybe my sound card is going? tonight I was on, it made a noise and the screen went black but had colorful lines thru it. Then it said the monitor didn't have a signal. I plugged the monitor from the video card to the motherboard but it still said no signal so I put it back into the video card. I somehow got it to boot up again and got this error message.

I scan every few days with spybot, malwarebytes and the normal scan.

Thank you


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22 May 2014   #2
matts6887

Windows 7 ultimate 64-bit
 
 

please make sure you follow the posting instructions in the link below to post the dump file(s):

Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) Posting Instructions
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23 May 2014   #3
Tousdae

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

Ok. Thank you.

Which is a better processor? Intel Core i3 4130T vs AMD phenom II 955?
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24 May 2014   #4
Tousdae

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

Did I upload wrong or not follow directions?
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24 May 2014   #5
Tousdae

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

As I'm reading down other related posts, there are a few that mention a game. This has happened to me 3x while playing online Zynga games. Still, the other symptoms don't seem to have a thing to do with games.
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24 May 2014   #6
Tousdae

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

It must have something to do with the game. Farmville 2. It just happened again, shut down and then wouldn't turn on. Does the pc shut the power button? After a lot of inspection as well cleaning inside I noticed the button on the pc was in the off position.

When events happen in the game like picking crops and getting products from animals and buildings ... The crops, etc., bounce onto the screen and get larger. That's when I have a problem sometimes, but not all the time the problem is during the game.

Please help. I don't want to buy a whole other pc if I only need a part, but I don't like being unstable and plan to buy a pc this weekend. I need someone to help so I don't need to waste $700.00 when I could have bought a $100 part.
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24 May 2014   #7
derekimo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 
 

The only dump file from this year (The 22nd of May) is pointing to your display driver,

Code:
Unable to load image atikmdag.sys, Win32 error 0n2
*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for atikmdag.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for atikmdag.sys
 atikmdag+0x24309
And it's from 2012,

Code:
 Loaded symbol image file: atikmdag.sys
    Image path: atikmdag.sys
    Image name: atikmdag.sys
    Timestamp:        Thu Sep 27 19:14:57 2012 (50650821)
    CheckSum:         00A3EAAC
    ImageSize:        00A89000
    Translations:     0000.04b0 0000.04e4 0409.04b0 0409.04e4
Try updating that before you go out buying something.

You can test your video card too, just to see if it is failing,

Video Card - Stress Test with Furmark

Graphics Card Problems - Diagnose
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24 May 2014   #8
Tousdae

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

I'm doing the video card test now. How long does that take? Does it end by itself? I know it says when the temp and artifacts level out to stop test. Where are the results?

After 20 mins the temp lvl'd at 81/82 degrees. The gpu usage was 99%. The fan went from 54 to 80 degrees. I don't know what you need so I'm guessing.

I updated my system specs.

Before I do the graphics problem I need to ask if it matters that the game I'm playing is an online game?

Thank you for your help!
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24 May 2014   #9
derekimo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 
 

I just suggested the video card test's based on your statements in the first post, backed up by the driver for that being flagged in the only recent dump file.

The test is to check for artifacts OR the temp leveling out.

Quote:
If you see artifacts, or the temperature levels out, stop the test.
Did you see artifacts?

I'm not sure what you updated on your system specs, I was suggesting a video driver update, have you tried that?

No, it doesn't matter if the game is an online game, you are still using your video card.

These were just suggestions, based on your statements and the driver causing the crash.

They are free options before you go out and buy something, which is what you were asking about.
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24 May 2014   #10
Tousdae

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

I'm not criticizing you at all. You sound defensive. Sorry if I sounded snippy?

I just updated system specs in case that made a difference with anything. I saw in your sig it said to help by filling them in. I didn't see artifacts, but I will do it again. Did I provide any useful info for you?

Thank you
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